Saturday, October 29, 2016

So you want to be an agripreneur / agropreneur / farmer / food businessowner, Part Two

 This is a story of opportunity. 
Opportunity, thanks to the terrible economic leadership in Nigeria, or as I call it, the olodocracy. 
Opportunity that means "make here, produce here," because the exchange rate is like a gazillion naira to one dollar.
Opportunity that means buy low, sell high translates to make local, sell global.  

Let us learn from this conversation between Ndidi Nwuneli and Wale Adefarasin

Grab a pen and write these down:  Bring farmers together in co-operatives  .  Alternatively, do the farming yourself  .  Agriculture is not just crop farming  .  Deepen value-chains by providing agric inputs  .  There's also Finance, Logistics, Transport, Delivery, Training, IT/technology, Processing, Marketing  ...

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Some subsectors, see more in UpNaira: farming

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

I'm black and I'm a member of the 1%

In the U.S. today, the average African-American household owns just 6
cents for every $1 of wealth held by the typical white household, and
blacks make up just 1.7% of the top 1% of wealthy Americans. But there
are black members of the 1% who are working to change that. 

In this short feature, CNN's Tanzina Vega
investigates the historical and contemporary racial barriers to wealth
creation in the U.S.

If you love this, spare the time to also watch Born Rich

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Monday, October 24, 2016

Honest Communication

EXPRESS YOURSELF, don't Repress Yourself.
- Madonna 1994 (in Human Nature)

Go for it, really do!
And that goes for me too.

Because I AM Kanye West.
I CAN get it off my chest.

Yeah, we talk in rhyme all the time.
Nighttime sublime dreamtime on a dime. 

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Visualizing Data: Wealth, Health, and Global History

From The Economist, an animated infographic showing the world's top three economies from 1AD to date.

The Joy Of Stats, narrated by Hans Rosling, shown on the BBC: How life expectancy has exploded worldwide over the last 200 years. 

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